Import value of alcoholic beverages to India in 2018 by country of origin

India imported alcoholic beverages from the United Kingdom that amounted to approximately 196 million U.S. dollars in 2018. This value constituted a share of more than 55 percent of the total alcoholic beverages imported into the nation. Singapore followed while France ranked third that year.

Consumption of liquor

According to research, India’s alcohol consumption has increased by 38 percent between 2010 and 2017. Over 90 percent of Indians preferred spirits among alcoholic beverages followed by beer. The highest share of beer and cider consumption in India was in the southern region of the country as of 2017. The southern state of Karnataka is famous for its United Breweries Group, the largest producer of beer under the famous Kingfisher brand.

Imported wine

Approximately five million liters of wine were imported into the country. The leading country of import for wine into India was Australia, accounting for more than two million liters of wine in 2018.

Import value of alcoholic beverages to India in 2018, by country of origin

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Sources

Release date

July 2019

Region

India

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

One Indian rupee is equal to 0.014 U.S. dollars and 0.013 euros (as of November 2019).

Values have been rounded.

*These countries are transshipment hubs, not necessarily the original producers of the products being imported.

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